Special Collections Unbound

Stanford Special Collections & University Archives share statement on potentially harmful language in cataloging and archival description

September 9, 2020
by Ann K.D. Myers

Stanford Libraries’ Department of Special Collections and University Archives has published a Statement on Potentially Harmful Language in Cataloging and Archival Description. The statement was developed by staff across the department over the past two months, with additional input from staff in Stanford Libraries’ Metadata Development Unit...

Stanford University and the Women’s Suffrage Movement

The First Women's suffrage Picket Line-College Day in the picket line
August 26, 2020

On this day, 100 years ago, the 19th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States was ratified, which provided some women the right to vote. The process that led to the ratification of the 19th Amendment can provide historical context for the voting and women’s rights issues that are still at the forefront of American politics today. Although it took until 1920 for the 19th Amendment to be ratified, states like California were attempting to pass women’s suffrage laws beginning in the 1890s. In 1911, Californians finally passed a referendum granting women the right to vote in the state. With the suffrage movement making headway in California politics, Stanford University also felt the stirrings of the movement on campus.

New LibGuide supports research into Stanford's Chicana/o-Latina/o Community

Chicana/o Student Hunger Strike, 1994
August 24, 2020
by Josh Schneider

Mario Pamplona, Operations Manager for Library Privileges at Stanford Libraries, has published a new LibGuide highlighting University Archives collection materials supporting research into the Chicana/o-Latina/o community at Stanford University...

Interview footage from Dorothy Fadiman's "Stealing America" now available for viewing

Title card from "Stealing America: Vote by Vote," reading "Who Counts?"
August 10, 2020
by Annie Schweikert

Stanford Special Collections is pleased to announce that footage from the production of Dorothy Fadiman’s documentary Stealing America: Vote by Vote (2008) is now viewable through SearchWorks, our online catalog and discovery website.

Stanford Historical Society elected new board members

July 14, 2020
by Charlotte Kwok Glasser

The past few months have certainly tested the resilience and flexibility of the Stanford community. The Stanford Historical Society (SHS) held its first ever electronic election due to COVID-19 and the subsequent Santa Clara County shelter-in-place protocol. SHS members enthusiastically elected four new members to the Historical Society’s Board of Directors in May.

ePADD 2nd Quarter Update

July 9, 2020
by Sally DeBauche

The ePADD project team has continued in our work on the software development and community building goals identified for our current Andrew W. Mellon Foundation funded grant project. In June, we were excited to release version 7.3 of ePADD.

Dinah Handel has new 20% assignment in University Archives

Dinah Handel, Stanford Libraries
July 7, 2020
by Josh Schneider

We are excited to share that beginning July 13, Dinah Handel, Digitization Service Manager in DLSS, will begin a new 20% assignment with the Stanford Archives. She will be working on a variety of projects that advance the Department of Special Collections & University Archives’ commitment to anti-racism, diversity, equity, and inclusion, as well as serving as a DLSS liaison to foster collaboration across the two departments. (...)